ALL YOU CAN EAT TACOS. If that wasn’t enough to have you in the ticket checkout already, a look at the star studded lineup will be sure to leave you hungry for a good time.

Summer may be over, but Tropicalia Festival is proving there is much more heat left to the year. Set to the picturesque backdrop of Queen Mary Park in Long Beach, CA on November 11, that heat will be brewed by both the most fire multi-faceted-and-generational Latin-tied bands as hot as the fire blazing under the grill to cook up all you can eat tacos. And heads up, vegetarians, vegans and others with varying dietary restrictions, you will be accommodated too. With a taco vendor lineup as diversified as its musical lineup; this event is truly a dream come true. But make sure to get to the grounds early as the offer will be ending at 4 pm. (But that sounds more like a challenge to us).

With our appetites already started up, the lineup is leaving our earbuds just as hungry, as the organizers of the debut festival seemed to have mastered the art of creating a festival reflective of the diverse musical palate of both the artists on the bill and the attendees alike.

The festival will host headlining acts like notorious legends of older generations like Los Tigres del Norte, Sonora Dinamita and recently added Café Tacvba. 

More modern day sounds like LA psych-rock hometown heroes Chicano Batman, soulful songstress Kali Uchis and emerging heartthrob Cuco also take up top slots on the bill. The best part is, the lineup is equally as incredible on its bottom half with local sensation acts like Buyepongo, Weapons of Mass Creation and Sadgirl, as its top headlining half. And with the continuous addition of acts; we wouldn’t be surprised (or just really hoping) for a couple of surprise performances or collaborations to take place this weekend.

If theres anything this festival is already capable of highlighting is the magnitude of Latinx influence within the music, and now festival scene. The unity of having a bill that can range from The Buttertones to Alina Baraz to Las Cafeteras is creating a powerful statement that proves a strong musical community can exist without solely targeting on a Latinx audience or Latinx performers, but by building off of the togetherness that DIY bands, spaces, management and promotional teams have consistently been creating and maintaining through development of new spaces within the industry, especially in Southern California.

If you want to make all your wildest dreams of eating tacos while listening to some music legends come true, there is still a little time to prepare your appetites and wallets. So grab a friend, grab a taco and be sure to grab a ticket to one of the most eclectic events we’ve seen this year.

In the meantime, be sure to start looking for your dancing shoes and preparing your best moves for the weekend with this ultimate curated playlist.


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